23 Group photo of French 6 livre/5 franc coins from 1793 through 1810, showing the progressive changes in the symbols and legends of the coins as the First French Republic gradually became the First French Empire. Note the transition from general symbols of liberty and the law to portraits of the Emperor, the transition from Republican mottoes to Imperial titles (not totally in sync with the image changes), and the change in the name of the coin from six livres to 5 francs.